Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) addressed President Trump’s tweet on Thursday, regarding him being the subject of a “witch hunt” after the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 US presidential election.
“The president is entitled to his opinion, but we’re a nation of laws,” Rubio told reporters. “That’s not a criticism of the president. That is a reality that our institutions work. The acting attorney general has the authority to appoint a special counsel and has done so.”
On Wednesday, Robert Mueller, former FBI Director was appointed as special counsel to investigate allegations that Russia had meddled with the US presidential elections last year.
Rubio called Mueller a “person of high esteem” and admitted that he was fully confident in Mueller’s abilities to “conduct and independent, thorough and fair investigation.”
Referring to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special investigator in the ongoing investigation, President Trump tweeted on Thursday, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
He further added, “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed.”
Ex-CIA official Phillip Mudd, in a show Wednesday night on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, was full of praise for Mueller.
“For four and a half years of sitting down the hall from [Mueller] I saw one two three times a day threaten meetings, personnel meetings, meetings with three attorneys general,” Mudd told Blitzer about Mueller’s stern and fair principles.
“I can tell you, every American who thinks that this is a moment of turmoil, whether they like the president or not, should breathe easy tonight,” he said. “Robert Mueller is solid ground. I saw presidents, kings, prime ministers, secretaries of state, CIA directors, the former U.S. Attorney in New York said he’s one of the best.”